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We will be closed until further notice due to a back injury. Please check with us next week. Thank you.

Bread Ride this Saturday!

We will have an old fashioned Rise and Shine Bread Ride from the shop at 8:00 AM this Saturday! Come and join us if you want the tradition to continue! We will keep our distance and you can keep yours! We still need to ride! See you Saturday!

We have added sales to the shop floor and continue to do so every week! All Hobie items are half price and we have great deals on Greenspeed Magnums! Upright bikes are on clearance sale, and we have some fantastic deals on used recumbent bikes! There are bike and kayak racks galore priced for quick sale!

RideSouth . . . The Way to Ride!

www.ridesouth.com
[email protected]
601 992-2490

Spring

Spring . . . what will it bring to you? New life, or maybe a renewal of life from the past? Sunshine and warmth will be welcomed in all cases. Enjoying the Southern outdoors goes along with Spring, and that’s where we come in!

RideSouth has a hundred bikes and kayaks that we aim to move this Spring! We have been sitting on many of them for way too long and they need new homes! We also have a couple of used kayak/bike trailers we are selling! Ask us to show them to you and make an offer!

You may have noticed we have the RideSouth Bus for sale, too. It is a Nissan 12 passenger van that has only 16,000 miles on it! Come by the shop to check it out and take a test drive! Great for large families or as a cargo van!

We think “The Roaring Twenties” will have a whole new meaning after this year becomes history! Be an integral part of history and do something worth writing about this year! Like maybe your first century, or a ride across the country! Or take small steps and make this year memorable with a personal challenge completed, whatever it may be!

We have talked about adding solar panels to our shop and are glad to report action on that endeavor last October. It is a good feeling to welcome the sunshine in a totally different way now! Great to be a part of the solution as well! We hope more of you will consider renewable energy this Spring and spend your own energy riding your bike and paddling your kayak!

RideSouth . . .The Way to Ride!
[email protected]
www.ridesouth.com
601 992-2490

Happy Place

Are current events getting you down? Are health inconveniences getting the best of you? Is the climate crisis touching you or your loved ones too closely already? Maybe it’s all overwhelming! Sometimes we all need to find a place away from it all… a happy place!

We know of one for you, and for us! It may have been for just a moment, or it could have been for your lifetime! That was the time we snapped your photo with your new bike, trike or kayak! Sure, for some there may have been some anxiety about the purchase, but in every case, there was a smile and some hope of a new adventure about to unfold in your life! At least that was the indication to us from the photo! A happy place indeed!

Now, we would like for you to revisit that place! It will take a few minutes as there are many over the years. But if you can find your photo/photos I think you will agree that you were in that happy place at that time! Many of you may still be there! Just click on the link below to go to the gallery on our website, then click the scroll arrow to see a slide show we are exceptionally proud of! Our best lifetime achievement!

Hope you enjoy!

https://bentbikeman.smugmug.com/Photos/Customers-Friends-1/

Greenspeed Magnum SALE!

Give a Magnum for THE NEW YEAR!

Greenspeed Magnum SALE $2995!! For the first time ever we are putting the wildly popular Magnum ON SALE! So, give yourself/someone else a gift that truly keeps on giving for a lifetime! To make it easy for you, for the first time, we will ship your unassembled Magnum anywhere in the US. Shipping costs will vary depending on the destination, generally less than $100. We are working on a video to help you with assembly, as the Magnum is the easiest bike to assemble we have seen. Of course, it is recommended that a bike mechanic help you with the assembly and properly fitting the chain length for your size.

This sale will go through JANUARY 6 (EXTENDED!) and is limited to blue, red or black Magnums as long as they last. The sale is for the bike only and any accessories are extra. If you pick up here, we will assemble and install any accessories you may wish to purchase from us. Here is a partial list of popular accessories:

Water bottle cage ($4.95), Water Bottle ($9.95), Mirror Post and Clamp ($29.95), Mirror ($29.95), Neck Rest ($139.95), Rear Rack ($139.95), Computer ($39.95), Rechargeable Light Kit ($99.95), Frame Pump ($44.95) and Flag (Free).

We have around fifty other trikes and two wheel recumbents of all brands that we must sell! Catrike has a sale of $200 off for some special colors! We have all of the great Catrike models on display as well! If you are in the area, this is the time to visit RideSouth. It will change you life for the better!

www.ridesouth.com
[email protected]
601 992-2490

Danger Ahead!

DANGER AHEAD! Please read the following concerning RUMBLE STRIPS ON THE NATCHEZ TRACE! It requires comments BEFORE DECEMBER 20! This would establish a precedent FOR THE WHOLE TRACE! PLEASE COMMENT TO PREVENT THIS!!!!

https://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=396&projectID=90961&documentID=99489&fbclid=IwAR3mMv-rNYFZ6P8KmmDXN9uhHUBdU3Tx1ecllboTd45yAgIRuNnXa8GJU3I

https://parkplanning.nps.gov/commentForm.cfm?documentID=99489

Our comments:

PLEASE DO NOT PUT RUMBLE STRIPS ON THE NATCHEZ TRACE! The same results can be achieved with a dense paint that does not RUIN THE TRACE FOR CYCLISTS AND STILL ALERTS THE MOTORIST!! Rumble strips effectively TAKE SPACE AWAY FROM CYCLISTS and INTRODUCES STRESS AND DAMAGE TO BICYCLES AND RIDERS! Rumble strips hold WATER, DEBRIS, ICE AND SNOW! All of these are BAD for CYCLISTS! Rumble strips are a WASTE OF MY TAX MONEY! Most new vehicles have WHITE LINE SENSORS that keep cars centered in the roadway! The new technology works well on a solid or dashed white line! There is NO NEED TO DESTROY PERFECTLY GOOD, SMOOTH PAVEMENT for NO REASON! If you want to make the Natchez Trace safer, just REQUIRE ALL VEHICLES TRAVELING ON THE TRACE TO HAVE THEIR LIGHTS ON, FRONT AND BACK! THIS MEANS MOTORIST AND CYCLISTS, ALL THE TIME, DAY AND NIGHT!!!!! OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE REDUCED ACCIDENTS BY OVER 50% SIMPLY BY KEEPING VEHICLE LIGHTS ON!

As a bicycle shop owner and Trace rider, I represent THOUSANDS OF CYCLISTS enjoying our longest National Park on a daily basis, AS ADVERTISED! I also have repaired hundreds of bicycles that have been damaged by rumble strips. I have also been personally injured by rumble strips causing an accident. Rumble Strips are a WASTE OF MONEY, DAMAGING, DANGEROUS AND A LIABILITY TO THE PARK SERVICE!! PLEASE KEEP THE TRACE SMOOTH AND RIDEABLE!!

Natchez Trace Info:

https://www.natcheztracetravel.com

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The RideSouth shop will be closed Thanksgiving week Wednesday-Friday, to reopen Saturday. Also, if you want a new steed to help you work off the extra calories, we will be available by appointment on Sunday!

We hope you can take time to be with your family during this time. We are excited to head to Houston, TX to visit our family for a few days! You are our family as well, and we want to give thanks to you for sustaining us for twenty one years this December! It has been quite a ride!

Please visit our shop this December for some Christmas Specials we have never done before! Also, we plan to get some local riding in this Sunday. Call if you are interested in joining us for an After Turkey Ride on the Metro at 1:00 PM!

It was great fun last weekend on the LongLeaf Trace for our Celebration Ride! It started out sunny and brisk and warmed up nicely in the PM. Of course the complimentary IPA brews and pizza put everyone in good spirits for the ride back to the gateway! Thank you to all for joining us! Gary made some pics that we will upload to the website soon. Thank you Gary!

Visit us soon for specials on all inventory!

www.ridesouth.com
[email protected]
601 992-2490
601 291-1004 (cell)

100 Years: Celebration Ride

100 Years: CELEBRATION RIDE

One hundred years ago, today, my Dad was born. Of course, his struggles beginning in 1919 were very different than those our kids and grandkids face today, and I am grateful, with my very existence, that he made it through 77 years of those struggles. The question on my mind today is, will the kids today feel the same about us after their struggles in the coming years?

So, how does this philosophical pondering relate to selling bicycles and kayaks, one might ask? Perhaps it should be incumbent on us parents to stay in better shape so our kids won’t be burdened too much to take care of us in our old age. Perhaps we can convince our kids and grandkids to ride and paddle with us, to strengthen the bond. Or perhaps, if kids are not in the picture, we just want to feel like one again!

To that end, RideSouth has managed to accumulate a HUGE inventory of Recumbent Trikes, new and used! We MUST reduce that inventory before the end of this year to repay loans! We will be offering deals, BEGINNING TODAY, on NEW Greenspeed Magnums we have in stock, we will include either a neck rest or luggage rack, a mirror post and clamp with mirror, a water bottle cage and water bottle, AND a rechargeable light kit! That is over $300 worth of accessories, free! This deal will last until November 16, or we run out of bikes!

Why November 16, you might ask? On November 16, we will have a CELEBRATION RIDE on the LongLeaf Trace. The plan is to ride from the Hattiesburg Gateway to Sumrall and back, finishing at the Southern Prohibition Brewery in downtown Hattiesburg. There, we will celebrate ALL of our customers with a round on us! After the celebration, some may find food at local restaurants or ride back to the Hattiesburg Gateway. Plan to launch at 10:00 AM from the Gateway. The distance to Sumrall is 15 miles, but you can choose any distance that suits you. We will try to meet at the brewery by 1:00 PM, so you can figure your distance and speed better.

This day and time, reasons to celebrate are hard to come by. We continue to celebrate our family and you, our customers! Thank you for supporting us over the years! Please pass the word along so your friends can take advantage of the deals we have everyday! Their kids and grandkids will appreciate it too! We hope to see you soon!

RideSouth . . . The Way to Ride!

Hot Tea & Bread Ride Saturday!

BentLovers and Friends

There will be a chill in the air Saturday, making for a great Tea and Bread Ride from the shop at 8 AM! Plan for a spirited ride towards the Flowood YMCA, but taking a side trip up and down East Metro Parkway in Flowood. We are not going through the Y parking lot because of the congestion, so the Metro loop will give us a few more miles with a bit of elevation! As Lane will be in Texas visiting family, I will have to time the ride to open the shop at 10, and prepare the bread and tea for you! Hope you can join us!

We have a good supply of all brands of trikes, new and used, as well as a fresh batch of new Greenspeed Magnums and GT-20s!! There are some clearance items you should check out along with two last Hobie Kayaks. We have the Swedish Kingfisher fishing kayak on display as well! It will fit in your car! A stable, fast kayak everyone can use! Also, be sure to check out the Jobe SUP on display. Stand up paddling is the current rage and this board is the best!

Remember . . . RideSouth is the way to ride and now it the time to do it!

[email protected]
601 992-2490
www.ridesouth.com

Shop is Full!

The RideSouth shop is full of Bikes, Kayaks and even a Stand up Paddle Board. We brought back some exciting new products from the Paddlesports show in OKC! And, we brought them back in our car! So, if you are cramped for space, live in an apartment or just don’t want to buy racks and trailers, we have the ultimate, modular, roto-molded, hard shell, 11′ fishing kayak for you! You can even pedal it just like your recumbent trike!

If you are land-locked, we have some new trikes for you to consider that will take you ANYWHERE! Want to go through the thickest terrain or glide down the highway, we have the machine for you! You will see that recumbents are taking over and we have some great deals on new and used machines while they last!

Customers are riding early mornings to escape the heat almost every day of the week. We have re-started our regular Bread Ride on Saturdays and are planning new adventures for you in the coming months. We hope you will visit us soon and see why we always say . . . RideSouth is The Way to Ride!